I took this picture infront of the Audience Chamber.
It is an old building, dating from the 15th century, and further decorated under Suleiman I. Here the sultan would sit on the canopied throne and personally receive the viziers, officials and foreign ambassadors who presented themselves.The viziers came here to present their individual reports to the sultan. Depending on their performance and reports, the sultan showed his pleasure by showering them with gifts and high offices, or in the worst case having them strangled by deaf-mute eunuchs.The chamber was thus a place that officials reporting to the sultan entered without knowing if they would leave it again alive.
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JFS (32459) 2012-03-09 2:29
A different and romantic perspective of Topkapi under the snow. Smooth colors and great quality of image.
thanks and have a good WE!
papagolf21 (91370) 2012-03-09 2:37
Très belle présentation de cette fort belle architecture sous la neige.
Le cadrage est bien pensé et fort bien mis en valeur.
Intéressante note d'accompagnement également.
ChrisJ (105419) 2012-03-09 6:06
Good capture of the aftermath of the snowstorm. A very rare event in Istanbul so good to record it. The fg columns frame the bg superbly. I like the diffused light & muted colours. Tfs!
BennyV (14689) 2012-03-09 9:55
Fine sharpness in this many-layered composition. Favourite details? The golden rings on top of the columns.
HAve a good weekend
pajaran (55539) 2012-03-09 9:57
Vrlo interesantan pogled i trenutak sa snegom ...
Dobar snimka i prikaz, lepe boje.
Lep pogled na stubove i kupole sa snegom, dobra kompozicija.
Sve najbolje za vikend.
Kar ile anı ilginç bir bakış ...
İyi kayıt ve görüntü, güzel renkler.
Kar, iyi bir kompozisyon sütunlar ve kubbe görünümü güzel.
Tüm hafta sonu için iyi.
kordinator (20231) 2012-03-09 11:16
Very interesting way to capture this lovely architecture.
Unusual but lovely natural framing by this arches.
Amazing colors displayed.
Fantastic composition with excellent sharp details.
aliabazari (16067) 2012-03-09 14:26
A good picture is clear and sharp. Combining beautiful architecture of this view. Very well.
bukitgolfb301 (37994) 2012-03-09 21:04
Hi MARHABA my dear Atilgan
Sorry for my late reaction.
An attractive shot as your trademark thema and style!
So impressive color presentation is remarkable. Perfect framework and exposure are as usual.
Wondeful to see at weekend, indeed.
Thanks for your sharinig with finest posting and have a good Saturday!
Takero from rainy Tokyo
danos (91040) 2012-03-10 0:52
Good morning Atilgan,
nice the view of Topkapi Palace between the columns of the Audience chamber.I like the well chosen POV with the snowy environment to makes the image more beautiful and effective.
Have a good weekend,Danos
ikeharel (63815) 2012-03-10 1:58
Good morning atilgan,
Great POV from under the arc's, to show the famouse dome under snow.
managed well with light and sharpness, not easy when a storm is outside.
Enjoy a nice weekend,
bayno (18344) 2012-03-10 4:41
fantastic architecture shot from a original POV and excellent management of light...very sharp image...
have a good day...
Budapestman (82620) 2012-03-10 5:41
a beautiful photo of this fmous place. I like the composition and the beautiful architectural details, Tfs! Have a nice weekend! Kellemes hétvégét kívánok!
maria-v1981 (10932) 2012-03-10 7:44
Beautiful picture of this scenery is wonderfully captured. Winter colours,sharpness,exposure,clarity and nice pov and dofs. The depth is excellent.
vasilpro (41163) 2012-03-10 12:53
Wonderful composition with interesting architectural details, beautiful wintry atmosphere and snowy scenery, excellent POV and DOF, very good clarity, sharpness and contrast, lovely soft light and colors, TfS!
Have a nice weekend, Vasilis.
TRB (13924) 2012-03-10 13:31
Bakış açısı, netliği ve renkleri ile mükemmel pozlama.
Sütunlar derinlik kattı, yağan kara rağmen ışık değerleri de çok güzel, başarılı bir sunum.
golus (2893) 2012-03-10 13:41
Yağmakta olan karın ambiansını yine çok başarılı şekilde aktaran çok şık bir çalışma olmuş. Işık yönetimi mükemmel, gölgeden ışığa geçiş çok yumuşak ve doğal, altın sarısı kar altında bir başka ışıldıyor. Eline sağlık. Selamlar,
Afsanehbagheri (3228) 2012-03-11 13:08
Hi my friend
Congratulations beautiful at the best
Silvio1953 (131592) 2012-03-12 10:12
Ciao Altigan, great natural frame for a fantastic architecture, splendid light and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Angshu (56664) 2012-03-14 21:37
You framed this well with the columns & also the trees. The strong graphic effect of the frame within frame works well, even if light was not the best. Good creative work!
Graal (100488) 2012-03-15 3:20
beautiful details of architecture of palace. Good composition. An interesting note. Photo is well done.
Have a nice day.
jmdias (59174) 2012-03-19 3:05
very nice details of the palace. I liked the framing catching the columns, the branches and the roof in the other side, the snow created a nice visual effect here too. TFS.
nikkitta (17018) 2012-03-20 20:22
Very informative note, did you read Kenizee Mourad?
Great capture from a different angle with good colors
Like the way the columns made a kind of frame a at the dome
Well seen, congrats
Sonata11 (33697) 2012-03-20 20:33
What a beautiful and impressive architecture. Beautiful domes, pillars with beautiful elements in winter time. Perfectly well executed image with fanatastic management of light, colors, sharpness, clarity, POV and DOF are excellent. This place is stunningly brautiful. Marvellous shot. I love it. Congratulation. Awesome work !!!! Thanks for sharing.
All the best,
yquem46 (38750) 2012-03-21 3:00
A nice one that I missed !
very delicate scenery of Topkapi under the snow
i'll be there again in a bit more than a month
have a nice day
All the best
- Copyright: ATILGAN CAVLI (cavli) (1876)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-01-30
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D5000, Tamron AF 17-50mm f/2.8 SP Di II XR
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Snowy Istanbul [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-03-09 2:08